The Magic Fountain

“That’s a magic fountain,” said the agonized local, “you shouldn’t fidget with it. During the last pandemic it kept everyone who washed their hands here healthy.”

“Don’t worry about it. This is just a routine inspection,” replied the official as his colleagues were uprooting the water filter that had been present for ages.

Three Weeks Later:

News Flash: Cure for Deadly Virus Found in Herbs under ‘Miracle Fountain’


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The photo prompt has been given by Ceayr at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. The word prompt (Routine) has been given by GirlieOnTheEdge hosted by Denise Farley.

27 responses to “The Magic Fountain”

  1. Timely Six.
    Perhaps this will be the case with the latest threat to mankind.*

    *though fear is far more dangerous a contagion

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    1. With some people it’s the other way round

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  2. What we would give for a miracle like that at the moment!

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    1. Definitely all the world’s best and most important resources.

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  3. Folks just can’t leave well enough alone as granny used to say. Makes sense, now doesn’t it?

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    1. Yup. Don’t mess around if it isn’t a mess.

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  4. Similar to how quinine was discovered to cure malaria. Well done six!

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    1. Never knew that. I guess you learn something new everyday 🙂

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  5. Good to see you at the Six, Bernadette!
    Would that a cure for what now ails the world were as simple and readily available.

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  6. Wishful thinking, but nice to dream.

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    1. Well, some dreams do manage to turn into reality

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  7. What a great idea for this prompt. Well done 🙂

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  8. That would be brilliant if only it come true

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  9. Oh if it were so! Nicely done and timely!

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  10. And now the miracle fountain is just a fountain. Did they have to take the whole filter??

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    1. According to them it was “a part of standard procedure.”

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  11. Yes, thank goodness they found the herbs after removing the filter. Let’s start propagating those plants.

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    1. I’m sure scientists are trying that

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